Second 8th Week® Ministries
Enoch Lecture Transcription
Chief Apostle Eric vonAnderseck
1 Enoch Chapters 3-5 continued
Date: October 4, 2009
Reading from the Ethiopian Enoch found in The Old Testament
Pseudepigrapha by James Charlesworth
The God-Code of Life
Enoch is pointing out the God-Code, the way it is expended in the seasons, how it increases with temporal things, and how it increases with eternal things and how God preaches Christ to us. God is preaching to us of himself, and how to observe him in all of creation; but we serve him in covenant faith.
1 And again, examine the days of the summer, how (the heat of) the sun is upon (the earth) and dominates her. And as for you, you will crave shade and shelter on account of the heat of the sun; and the earth shall burn with scorching heat, and you are not able to walk on the earth or on the rock on account of the heat.
“And again, examine”
as the prophet Enoch, the righteous scribe, is pointing out to those of his time this parable
“And again, examine the days of the summer, how (the heat of) the sun is upon (the earth) and dominates her. And as for you,”
being flesh and weak
“And as for you, you will crave shade and shelter on account of the heat of the sun;”
being the power of this angel
“and the earth shall burn with scorching heat, and you are not able to walk on the earth or on the rock on account of the heat.”
So, again, Enoch is pointing out the God-Code in the seasons, as he pointed out the God-Code in the constants , concerning those things that are predictable, as he (also) pointed out the God-Code in the variables; the God-Code in the season, and the need for variables for contradiction.
Again, he’s preaching Christ’s (6) plan, from suffering to glory, that we are bearing the fruit of God in the dimension of contradiction. We are bearing fruit unto God, suffering unto glory. We’re bearing fruit within this dimension by tokens of another dimension. So, we are actually multidimensional. We have one vessel (the vessel of the flesh), which is finding voice and expression within this dimension. At the same time, by the tokens of God, we are voicing the thoughts and powers of another kingdom, of another dimension, using the tokens.
Like speaking in tongues is the powers of another dimension, which we’re utilizing within this dimension. We’re receiving a constant of a token in this dimension, which is full of variables.
So, here, the prophet Enoch is bringing this to our attention, concerning the God-Code and the way it’s expended, how it increases with temporal things, and how it increases with eternal things. We can see this again concerning Abraham; for Abraham was one, yet through dissolution of change, he became a multitude, showing us change of seasons and a fruitful harvest. Abraham was one and yet we can see a multitude formed from him, just as the tree is from one seed, yet its fruit is a multiplication of that one seed.
So, we can see a mystery in this, that the offspring would be greater than its parent. And this again is preaching to us the holy city, New Jerusalem, the Mother of us all. Through that one seed all dimensions are compacted within one dimension as the city Jerusalem is also multiple in itself.
So, here he says that our flesh, being weak, seeks a shield, (a shield of shade from the domination of the sun). So we seek
“shade and shelter on account of the heat of the sun; and the earth”
the earth, which suffers under the sun’s powers to benefit from its fruits
It’s the same thing regarding our own spiritual life, that through suffering we have the rewards of overcoming, because (8) we overcome through the process of cycles of regeneration and by the gifts of our priesthood. We’re overcoming by these tokens.
And then he says,
“you are not able to walk on the earth or on the rock on account of the heat.”
Again, this is identifying our frailty—your fragile flesh and the needs of your vanity shows the presence of death.
But now how is God going to circumcise this death in the conclusion of the age? When the holy city, New Jerusalem comes within this dimension, how is he going to remove the presence of this temporary power? We’ll see that as we go on.